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New Year’s Cocktails, Ring in the Year Right

We did the work of creating these fancy New Year’s cocktails so you wouldn’t have to. As a result, all you have to do is follow the instructions and serve these fun drinks at your New Year’s gathering.

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New Year’s Cocktails: #1 Jack Frost

Two glasses filled with New Year's cocktails of blue liquid and a sugar rim
Jack Frost

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz. Skyy Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. Svedka Blue Raspberry Vodka
  • Splash Blue Curacao (for color)
  • Sprite
  • Confectioner Sugar

Directions

Two glasses rimmed with sugar in preparation for New Year's cocktails
Glasses rimmed with sugar
  1. Start by dipping the rim of glass in confectioner sugar.
  2. Then fill the glass with ice.
  3. After that pour in the vodkas.
  4. Further, top with sprite and add a hint of Blue Curacao for an icy blue color. Stir.

New Year’s Cocktails: #2 The Midas Touch

Martini glass with gold liquid in it as posted in New Year's Cocktails
The Midas Touch

Ingredients

Bottles of Skyy Vanilla Vodka, DeKuyper Creme De Cacao and Hiram Walker Butterscotch Schnapps lined up to make New Year's Cocktails
Ingredients for Midas Touch
  • 2 1/2 oz. Skyy Vanilla Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. DeKuyper Creme De Cacao (light)
  • 1/2 oz. Hiram Walker Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. Snowy River gold cocktail glitter

Directions

  1. First mix all liquors in an ice filled cocktail shaker.
  2. Then pour into a chilled martini glass.
  3. After that, add cocktail glitter, and stir to get a shimmering rich gold martini.

New Year’s Cocktails: #3 Midnight Kiss

Shows two martini glasses decorated with chocolate piping and filled with New Year's Cocktails
Midnight Kiss

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Skyy Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 1 oz. Kavanagh Irish Cream
  • 2 oz. Nestle Chocolate Chips

Directions

a glass bowl of chocolate chips ready to microwave in preparation for decorating glassware for New Year's Cocktails
chocolate chips
shows a glass bowl with melted chocolate in preparation for decorating glassware for New Year's Cocktails
melt chocolate completely
Shows chocolate piping in a glass for new year's drinks
  1. Start by chilling several martini glasses.
  2. While the glasses are chilling assemble the rest of your ingredients and take chocolate chips and melt them in a microwavable bowl. In short, Microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between each heating. Melting times will vary due to inconsistencies in microwaves. You want the chips melted but not too hot.
  3. After that place the melted chocolate in a plastic sandwich bag. Moreover, snip a small hole in one corner.
  4. Subsequently take the glasses out of the freezer and pipe chocolate designs on the inside of the glasses. NOTE: The chocolate should be enough for several glasses while the drink ingredients are for one cocktail. You can do up through step 4 ahead of time and keep the glasses in the freezer until ready for use.
  5. Finally mix liquors together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Then strain into the glass and serve.

New Year’s Cocktails: #4 Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

New Year's cocktails: Champagne glass with a small amount of cranberry simple syrup filled with Champagne, garnished with frozen cranberries and a rosemary sprig
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

While my husband and I are not big fans of Champagne, a list of New Year’s cocktails can’t be complete without at least one drink including the bubbly.

Ingredients

  • Bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Cranberry Simple Syrup
  • Cranberries and Rosemary sprig for garnish

Directions

  1. Pour 1/2 oz. cranberry simple syrup in the bottom of a Champagne glass.
  2. Most important, very carefully pour chilled Champagne down the side of the glass to fill it. Above all, you don’t want the syrup to mix with the Champagne.
  3. Then top with a few frozen cranberries and a rosemary sprig for a festive holiday drink.

To make cranberry simple syrup mix two cups of sugar with one cup of water in a pot over medium heat. Then add one cup of cranberries. Stir until sugar is dissolved and liquid is dark pink. Don’t boil because cranberries will burst. After cooling strain the liquid. Further, you can use the leftover cranberry mixture as a substitute for preserves on some toast. In short, you can store simple syrup in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Happy New Year!

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